Is Hayden Panettiere Still Acting? Find Out What She's Up to in 2024

Is Hayden Panettiere Still Acting? Find Out What She's Up to in 2024
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The Heroes and Nashville star has been out of the public eye for a long time, but now she's ready to conquer the heights of acting once again!


  • Due to addiction and family issues, Hayden Panettiere took a break from acting in 2018.
  • After 5 years, Panettiere is back in her career.
  • The actress does not sit still and holds public events, and a thriller is being prepared for release with her participation.

It's not uncommon for once-famous celebrities to fall off the radar due to career changes or other personal reasons. But let's be honest, with all due respect to personal space, it's sometimes quite sad to see someone who was projected to achieve unattainable success disappear into the shadows. Especially when the reason turns out to be the dark place their life is in.

Hayden Panettiere's path is remarkable in this regard. Although the actress has been in the spotlight since she was literally in diapers, appearing in commercials at the age of 11 months, she gained incredible recognition for her role as Claire Bennet on NBC's superhero drama Heroes, and especially for her role as Juliette Barnes on ABC/CMT's musical drama Nashville. At the time of these two shows, Panettiere was a true rising star whose career was skyrocketing.

Unfortunately, the actress was going through a very difficult time in her life due to years of substance abuse. As a result, she had to put her career on hold to deal with personal issues.

And now, after five years, Panettiere is back in action! Let's find out where she is now and what her plans are for the future.

Where is Hayden Panettiere in 2024?

Panettiere has struggled with addiction to opioids and alcohol since the age of 15. It was an incredibly scary time in her life, as she says she became addicted when somebody gave her drugs during the filming of Remember the Titans.

'They were to make me peppy during interviews. I had no idea that this was not an appropriate thing, or what door that would open for me when it came to my addiction,' Panettiere said.

Unfortunately, the problem only got worse when her daughter was born, so in 2018, Panettiere made the difficult decision to send her daughter, Kaya, to live with her father, Wladimir Klitschko. Unfortunately, she did not realize at the time that Klitschko would end up with full custody.

'I was gonna go work on myself and I was gonna get better,' the actress shared. 'And when I got better that things could change and she could come to me and I could have my time with her. But that didn't happen.'

Kaya still lives with her father, but it seems that Hayden manages to stay in contact with her daughter. Now free of addiction, the actress is ready to conquer the world of film and television once again.

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Hayden Panettiere's Latest Roles and Plans for the Future

Before a long career hiatus, Hayden Panettiere last appeared on the big screen in 2016, starring in the courtroom drama Custody, and on television in 2018 with the conclusion of Nashville after six seasons.

Now, a few years later, the actress is gradually regaining her footing and public attention. In 2022 the fifth installment of Scream was released, which suggested that the character played by Panettiere in 2011's Scream 4, Kirby Reed, was alive, and already in 2023, the actress returned to the role, appearing in the critically acclaimed Scream VI.

She also tries to be open about her past transgressions, sharing her experiences with her fans and leading motivational discussions. For example, in February of this year, the actress hosted public events called Intimate Conversation with Hayden Panettiere in Glenside, Pennsylvania, New York and Washington, D.C.

And, of course, she has plenty of roles ahead of her! The thriller Amber Alert, in which Hayden Panettiere starred, is currently in post-production.

Source: People, Red Table Talk.